The Wiz

New York City Center

Encores!

Opening Night: June 12, 2009

Closing Night: July 5, 2009

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Music: Charlie Smalls

Lyrics: Charlie Smalls

Book: William F. Brown

Kansas farm girl Dorothy is transported in a tornado to the magical land of Oz in this musical retelling of The Wizard of Oz that features an all-black cast, a score by Charlie Smalls and a book with an updated urban sensibility by William F. Brown.

Musical Numbers

The Feeling We Once Had……………………Aunt Em
Tornado Ballet…………………………………….Company
He’s the Wizard………………Addaperle, Munchkins
Soon as I Get Home………………………………Dorothy
I Was Born on the Day Before 
Yesterday………………………………Scarecrow, Crows
Ease on Down the Road………Dorothy, Scarecrow,
                                               Yellow Brick Road
Slide Some Oil to Me………………Tinman, Dorothy,
                                                    Scarecrow
Mean Ole Lion……………………………………………Lion
Kalidah Battle……….Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman,
                          Lion, Kalidahs, Yellow Brick Road
Be a Lion……………………………………..Dorothy, Lion
Lion’s Dream………………………………..Lion, Poppies
Emerald City Ballet (Psst)…..Dorothy, Scarecrow,
                                          Tinman, Lion, Company
So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard………The Wiz
To Be Able to Feel (What Would I Do If I Could
Feel)……………………………………………………..Tinman

No Bad News………………………………………..Evillene
Funky Monkeys……………………………………Monkeys
Everybody Rejoice………………Dorothy, Scarecrow,
                                            Tinman, Lion, Winkies
Who Do You Think You Are?………………..Dorothy,
                                                               Scarecrow,
                                                           Tinman, Lion
Believe in Yourself………………………………..The Wiz
Y’all Got It!…………………………………………..The Wiz
A Rested Body Is a Rested Mind………………Glinda
Believe in Yourself (Reprise)……………………Glinda
Home…………………………………………………..Dorothy

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1984 Broadway Revival